Welcome to AQHA Ranching

American Quarter Horses and ranching go hand in hand, and it's our goal at AQHA to preserve that working tradition.


There are a variety of ways to compete in ranching events with your American Quarter Horse.

The Versatility Ranch Horse competition promotes the athletic ability and versatility of the horse and is demonstrated in five classes – ranch riding, ranch trail, ranch reining, ranch cow work and ranch conformation. There are divisions for open, amateur, cowboy and youth. For complete rules and regulations, refer to the AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations.


AQHA offers programs for all ages that celebrate the ranching American Quarter Horse.

AQHA has a ranching competition or breeding program that suites the talents and pedigree of your ranch-bred American Quarter Horse. Learn more, and get started!

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From awards and event coverage to touching stories from the ranch, we're covering every aspect of the ranching industry for you.

Never miss the latest news, blogs and coverage from your ranching community. Tune in to the latest from AQHA.
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